BALSAMIC-GLAZED CHICKEN WITH CITRUS SALAD & QUINOA

Healthy Balsamic-glazed Chicken Salad with Quinoa and drizzle of a delicious citrus vinaigrette. Loaded with proteins and nutrients.

  • PREP TIME15 minutes
  • COOK TIME15 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME30 minutes
  • SERVINGS4
  • CALORIES504KCAL

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

FOR QUINOA SALAD WITH GREEN ONIONS

  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

FOR CITRUS SPINACH SALAD WITH MINT

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 5 oz spinach
  • 1 medium blood orange
  • 1 medium naval orange
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup goat or feta cheese, crumbled

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side. Brush chicken with 1 1/2 tsp maple mixture; turn and cook 1 minute. Brush again chicken with 1 1/2 tsp maple mixture on the other side; turn and cook 1 minute. Remove chicken from pan; brush evenly with remaining 1 Tbsp maple mixture.

QUINOA SALAD WITH GREEN ONIONS

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add quinoa and green onions; toss.

CITRUS SPINACH SALAD WITH MINT

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add mint and spinach; toss. Peel oranges, cut each orange crosswise into 5 slices. Divide spinach mixture evenly among 4 plates; top with orange slices, almonds, and goat cheese.

NUTRITION

Serving: 412g | Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3470IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3.6mg

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